The Avengers (2012) (mini-review++)

The-Avengers-2012-steve-and-tony-34894576-1920-1080.jpg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 9

effects 10

editing 8

writing 7


4.2 out of 5 🐙


I know I harp on this but back in the 90s and most of the Aughts, The Avengers was not an A-List team. The X-Men were where it was at. But Josh Whedon’s brilliant character, story, and dialogue skills handled this unwieldy project with a huge amount of popular and established characters as well as anybody could hope for. Seriously, the immense level of difficulty handling so many characters is crazy. It should have failed. It had to fail. But it soared and was a brilliant first chapter to a legendary quadrology.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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